Sleep is the best cure for most problems we encounter and affects our ability to face challenges head on and be more productive every day.
We know surprisingly little about our own sleep cycles, the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, or how we can hack and influence our sleep patterns to become more creative and productive.
In this article I’ll go deep on how sleep cycles work, how our sleep affects our productivity and provide 19 sleep hacks to help you increase your performance and productivity.
What are sleep cycles?
When it comes to our sleep, we pass through five different stages:
These are Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and REM (rapid eye movement). Many people think that a typical sleep cycle consists of only one cycle through the stages.
However, the stages of sleep that we enjoy actually cycle throughout the night depending on our duration of sleep.